- Aurous sulfide
- Digold sulfide
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Impervious gloves. Safety glasses. Protective work clothing.
Pick up mechanically.
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Oxidizing and acidic materials. Gold can form explosive compounds with ammonia, ammonium hydroxide + aqua regia, and hydrogen peroxide.
Extinguish with carbon dioxide, extinguishing powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam. Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
Sulfur oxides (SOx). Hydrogen sulfide.
Gold compounds may cause irritation to the eyes and respiratory tract. Aplastic anemia may result from damage to the blood forming organs. Gold has caused tumors and reproductive effects in laboratory animals via implant, intraperitoneal and subcutaneous routes. Sulfides show variable toxicity. The alkaline sulfides are similar in action to alkalies. They cause irritation of the skin and are corrosive by ingestion. The heavy metal sulfides are generally insoluble and show little toxic action except throught the liberation of hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide, if generated, is toxic, a severe irritant and flammable. Effects include conjunctivitis, headache, nausea, dizziness, coughing, pulmonary edema and possibly death.
Seek medical treatment.
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.